Stroud Maris Otter Vintage Ale (2011)

 
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Formerly brewed at Stroud
Style: English Strong Ale
Thrupp, England

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vintage Ale 2011: Maris Otter barley was bred by Dr G.D.H. Bell in the mid 1950s to brew traditional cask conditioned ales and has become acknowledged as the finest brewing malt in the world. This characterful pale ale has been brewed using only 2011 vintage organic Maris Otter barley, and English organic First Gold hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Calisky (2668) - ALSACE, FRANCE - SEP 27, 2013
Belle couleur trouble orange. Bon parfum de fruits sec. Arome de fruits avec note caramel et malt. Un corps sans carbonation presque vineuse, gout houblonn amer, un peu de crale et un peu sucr-fruit. Bonne fin de bouche. pas mal

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (329) - - SEP 13, 2013
Great raisin and dark fruit flavors. Nice light brown ale with a slightly purplish color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1374) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2013
(Bottle). The aroma is subdued but in it there are many vague flavors, including tangy caramel, dried fruit and yeast. The flavor is slightly tangy with hints of fruit and yeast.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
larsga (7375) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Small offwhite head. Slightly hazy amber body with carbonation. Dried fruit and perfumy banana aroma with spicy notes. Sweet, and faintly dry, smoky oily dried fruit taste with ashy honeyish notes. Fullish body. Mild, slighly hot mouthfeel. Dryish fruity oily banana aftertaste, again with an ashy, smoky background. Did not really enjoy, because of the ash. (0.33l bottle, from Systembolaget Nordstan, Gteborg.)

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
nazzty (1271) - dkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2013
Sour, sweet and gooey with a pushy liquor flavor reminiscent of an unfiltered Carlsberg Elephant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JUL 26, 2013
Really enjoyed this full flavoured golden amber ale. Flavours are clean and rich. Fudge, caramel, molasses, silage, ending on bitter resin. Yummy.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mzaar (2991) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
Flaska. Brnstensfrgad med minimalt vitt skum. Doftar karamell, rd frukt, grna pplen och i bakgrunden finns alkohol. Finns en trevlig stma i smaken parat med karamell och krusbr som gr len helt okey smakmssigt. Alkoholen i smaken r mer vrmande n trande.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linnet (1753) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle Ar: sour, tartness, jam, butterscotch, grass, hay, perfume, honey, warming finish. Ap: hazy amber colour, quickly disippating off-white head that creates a ring. F: rather pronounced bite, big fat malt backbone flavour is so British that it borders on being a caricature, perfume, earthy, jam, honey, some grass and hay, some salty licorice and coffee roastiness. P: medium/full body, soft carbonation. T: decent but not much more than that.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Seffle (455) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle from Systemet. Rapidly disappering head. Golden amber colour. Very malty with a caramell, almost melassy taste. Feels a bit like a "home brew" but much more classy. Indeed a very nice strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nische (2045) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
Pours golden with small, quickly disappearing white head. Malty aroma with caramel, bread and honey. Very sweet taste with toffee and honey, light spicy with hints of hoppiness.


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